From the church of St Lawrence Jewry, London.
1/2. Former Number Ten adviser Geoff Mulgan reflects on what drives political allegiance. Repeated from Wednesday
Fun Is Its Own Reason. Advertising and social life is now dominated by the notion of having fun - but when is fun liberating and creative and when is it simply empty, shallow and even harmful distraction? Mark Tully wonders whether or not he agrees with the suggestion that fun is its own reason. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm
3/9. Caz Graham tours a Cumbrian farm where working on the land is part of the recovery programme for people With mental ilness. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock
Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox
Jools Holland appeals on behalf of the Amber Trust, which gives blind children access to music.
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Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Mind the Gap. At the beginning of One World Week 2006, Dr Tina Beattie of Roehampton University and Mgr Tony Rogers examine the spaces that can develop in our relationships with each other and with God.
From the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge. With the Royal School of Church Music
Millennium Youth Choir. Director of music David Ogden. Organist Daniel Moult. Producer Simon Vivian
Repeated from Friday
Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor peter Rippon
Regional Variations (2)
5/8. The quiz based on quotations, hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday
Liverpool is undergoing a cultural renaissance - it was awarded European City of Culture for 2008. Has food in the city undergone a similar renewal ? Sheila Dillon samples the the new Liverpudlian cuisine. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
Global news, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock
1/2. Sarfraz Manzoor talks to young British Muslims involved in the playing and watching of cricket. With Pakistan touring England this summer, many find their loyalties are split. Today, Manzoor visits the Manningham Mills Cricket Club in Bradford, a team that represents a community torn apart by riots five years ago. Producer Tom Aiban
Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer listeners' questions sent in by post. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
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3/4. Spaxton and the Prince of Love
The idyllic Somerset village of Spaxton was home to the 19th-century Agapemone community. David McKie unearths the curious story of a lost Utopia presided over by a charismatic but deranged clergyman called Prince. Producer Amanda Hargreaves
2/3. Omar Sharif stars in this family saga chronicling the downwardly mobile life of a middle-class family in early
20th-century Egypt. This episode covers the late 1920s to the mid-1930s, when an outbreak of typhoid has a tragic effect on the family. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz , the Nobel Prize-winning
Egyptian writer who died in August. Recorded in Egypt.
Other cast members: Nairy Avedissian , Radwa Elgabry , Salah Fahmy , Yara Goubran , Caroline Khalil , Rena Malak , Dina Nadim , Ahmed Nour. Sherif Nour. Ola Roshdy, Sedky Sakhar , Hany Seef , Saymaa Shalan , Hugh Sowden , Mika Thabet , Yeve Youssef and Ekram Zalat.
Music by Sacha Puttnam Producer/Director John Dryden RptdonSatat9pm
Mariella Frostrup talks to award-winning children's writer Mal Peet about his new book Penalty, and takes a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of the celebrity biography. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
4/7. Roger McGough presents a selection of poems with seasonal sentiments, including Rich Days, The Burning of the Leaves, Autumn Journal and October Dusk, read by Jenny Coverack , Philip Franks and Andrew Sachs. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
3/10. The Government sets no limit to private corporations in the NHS. Even GPs' surgeries are now being taken over by the private sector. But does the record suggest that this is wise? Gerry Northam reports. Repeated from Tuesday
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Gyles Brandreth presents his selection of excerpts from
BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw®bbc.co.uk
There's some devious behaviour at Brookfield Farm.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 35
Watch out! Barney Harwood learns how to throw a pretend punch as he gets to grips with film stunts. Producer Vibeke Venema
4/5. Billy. The actress Gemma Jones reads her own story set in an English village during the Second World War, where a young boy and an old woman discover a fragile interdependence. Producer Martin Jarvis
5/11. Roger Boiton with listeners' comments. Rptd from Friday
Presented by Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday
Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
Repeated from 7.55am
7/9. Taxi! A new breed of tiny jet aircraft is spawning a new air taxi industry. They promise that you will not have to be a millionaire to make use of their on-demand point-to-point flight services. Peter Day hears from the pioneers of a new business that just might change the way we think about "flying tonight". Repeated from Thursday
Probing analysis of the week's political events.
10.45 Come and Join Us 2/2. Geoff Mulgan , former Number Ten adviser and now director of the Young Institute, reflects on what drives political allegiance. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan Come and Join Us is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and Sunday 29 October at 5.45am
6/9. Libby Purves 's guide to learning. Repeated from Monday
Repeated from 6.05am
5/5. This summer's Ledbury Poetry Festival featured Don Paterson as poet-in-residence. He entertained an audience at the festival with the work of some of his favourite fellow poets, including Douglas Dunn , Tony Harrison , Billy Collins , Seamus Heaney and William Topaz McGonagall. RptdfromThu
religion and podcasting
a Revolutionary State (2/3) John Tusa on the making of modern Iran